How to Send Money to the Philippines


Whether you know someone who lives in the Philippines or have an offshore bank account, sending money there does not have to be difficult. There are numerous ways to send money overseas. As long as you can pay transaction fees, you will not have a problem getting your money to its destination.

Send money via Western Union. This can be done by filling out a form at any Western Union-approved agency in your area, or using the phone and online options at the Western Union website (see Resources). This is the fastest method.

Mail a check to the Philippines. Be aware that this is risky and will take longer to reach its destination.

Open a bank account in the United States. Send a check card with money on it through the mail to the Philippines. This will also take a while to ship and there will be transaction fees at foreign ATMs.

Open a bank account in the Philippines and the United States. Write a check to the Filipino bank account and mail it to the bank. The money will be deposited in the Filipino account.

Send money through the Remit Home website (see resources). The first transaction is free, with a $10 fee for subsequent transactions. This service supports all major banks in the Philippines and offers a high exchange rate.

Tips & Warnings

  • Only send money to trusted people.

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